Settlement conference coming in case of consultant who suffered brain injury at Hatboro construction site

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2019


PHILADELPHIA – The case of a construction consultant who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a Hatboro construction site nearly four years ago has been listed for a settlement conference next month.

Per an order from Judge Shelley Robins-New, a settlement conference was to be scheduled any time after May 6, 2019, a pre-trial conference to be scheduled at any time after July 1, 2019, and expected that the case will be ready for trial by Aug. 5, 2019.

The settlement conference date has been finalized for May 10 in the Dispute Resolution Center at Philadelphia City Hall.

Stephen M. Cassidy Jr. and Margaret Cassidy of Warminster first filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 19, 2017 versus Paselo Logistics, LLC, of Philadelphia.

Stephen says he was hired to provide consulting services for the defendant at a mixed-use construction site in Hatboro called “The Jacksonville Green.” Before Aug. 28, 2015, the plaintiff alleges the defendant performed “unsafe, hazardous demolition, excavation and/or removal work” at the site.

Stephen says on Aug. 28, 2015, he fell nine feet into a caved-in pit on the construction site, in the process suffering injuries to his neck, back and spine; head trauma and a closed-head injury; traumatic brain injury with mental impairments, memory loss, cognitive deficits, difficulty hearing and word-finding difficulties; aphasia; pain and suffering; mental anguish and other injuries.

According to the suit, Stephen accused the defendants of not maintaining a safe environment at the construction site and being directly responsible for the injuries he sustained, among other charges. Fellow plaintiff Margaret also sues for loss of consortium, related to Stephen’s injuries.

For counts of carelessness, negligence and recklessness, breach of contract and third-party beneficiary claims and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional arbitration limit, plus punitive damages, interest, costs, attorney’s fees and any other relief deemed just and appropriate by the Court in this matter.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170701826

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nick.malfitano@therecordinc.com

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